Ian Warden is a columnist for The Canberra Times
Ian Warden Ina Popplewell and her songs live on in folklore.
Ian Warden What are these happy souls carrying in those plastic bags? You'll never guess. Begins with a T. Give up?
Ian Warden Scottish independence fervour is not new.
Ian Warden One hundred years ago this week, columnist "Clio" of Melbourne's "Punch" was worried about how dangerous Melbourne was for young soldiers.
Ian Warden An old bamboo crucifix has drawn a Japanese bishop to Canberra.
Ian Warden ACT is rich in longhorn beetles and now there's an award-winning book dedicated to the species.
Ian Warden The sense that life in Canberra is getting better all the while is powerfully supported this week.
Ian Warden One hundred years ago this week Sydney's Table Talk noted press reports that hitherto neutral Turkey "is wobbling and may side with, the Germans".
Ian Warden Those of us who paid nothing for our priceless university educations (thank you, Mr Whitlam) look and listen in horror.
Ian Warden What were Australian gardeners with famous German roses in their gardens to do when, in 1914, we went to war Germany?
Ian Warden One hundred years ago this week Australian parents were naming their male babies Horatio Herbert after Horatio Herbert Kitchener (Lord Kitchener) the Empire hero of the moment.
Ian Warden Spring, having waited in ambush all winter, has sprung out on us yet again and the season's manifestations are everywhere.
Ian Warden This has been an exciting week for the loyal monarchists of this self-governing dominion, with the news (inexplicably appearing on front pages) of yet another royal pregnancy.
Ian Warden Hughes Primary celebrates its 50th anniversary by partying like its 1964.
Ian Warden An item in the absurdly popular 100 Years Ago section of Wednesday's column noted how Australians of 1914 were being told that it was unpatriotic to go on buying German pianos (for we were at war...
Ian Warden One hundred years ago this week and with us at war with Germany Sydney's Globe was worrying that an excess of patriotism might see us being awful to the decent Germans living among us.
Ian Warden Who are these bedraggled cyclists and what strange thing are they doing with their bicycles?
Ian Warden Normally, we'd never recommend that children throw things at their teachers but a recent feat of year 3 children of Gold Creek (Junior) School has us revising our stance.
Ian Warden One hundred years ago today Punch was urging Australians to buy nothing made by the Germans.
Ian Warden Today is the 1014th anniversary of the naval Battle of Svolder involving the fabulously named Svein Forkbeard.